SYRCL’s Youth Outdoor Leadership Opportunity (YOLO) is Back!

We are still recruiting 10th-12th graders and graduating seniors interested in this FREE five-day summer science expedition. This year students will install aspen enclosures at Loney Meadow, conduct biological studies, collect data, take beautiful hikes, and learn about the importance of healthy meadows and meadow fringe aspen ecosystems. Details

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National Environmental Education Foundation Grant Helps Engage Local Students in Meadow Restoration

Through this Biodiversity Conservation Grant, SYRCL will be able to provide hands-on meadow restoration experience to high schoolers. Students will help in restoration efforts while learning about field monitoring techniques, aspen ecology, and current threats. Details

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Meadows & Fens in the Sierra

In the Sierra Nevada, a diversity of meadow and wetland types offer the opportunity to admire beautiful and fascinating plants from spring through fall. Learn more about how the geomorphology and hydrology support that diversity. Details

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Welcome Aaron Zettler-Mann, Watershed Science Director

Aaron Zettler-Mann recently stepped into the role of Watershed Science Director, taking the helm of our science department and its many projects throughout the watershed. Learn more about Aaron and if you see him around town, please offer him a warm welcome (from a safe distance). Details

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SYRCL’s Youth Citizen Scientists Keep Yuba Meadows Healthy

Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to finding safe and creative ways to collaborate with our youth citizen scientists. On October 24th, four alumni from our 2019 YOLO program joined us in Loney Meadow for a day of service work. These students helped to complete important, on-the-ground restoration actions. Details

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Van Norden Restoration Meeting Recording Available

SYRCL and the Tahoe National Forest hosted a virtual community meeting to discuss draft plans for restoration actions in Van Norden Meadow. The recording is now available. Details

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Fall Transitions

Our 2019/20 AmeriCorps team has completed their year of service. Read on to find out who will be staying on and learn more about our new team members. Details

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Virtual Community Meeting: Van Norden Restoration Updates

SYRCL and the Tahoe National Forest will be hosting a virtual community meeting to discuss draft plans for restoration actions in Van Norden Meadow. Please join us for a virtual community gathering to hear about this project, ask questions, and provide feedback to us on the restoration designs. Your input is important to us and will help us create a more sustainable restoration design. Details

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A Visitor’s Guide to Loney Meadow

Located in the Tahoe National Forest, Loney Meadow is a beautiful meadow that supports a diverse and fragile ecosystem. Find out about SYRCL’s restoration efforts at one of our favorite meadows and how you can enjoy the benefits of our restoration efforts. Details

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Join SYRCL’s AmeriCorps Team

SYRCL is seeking enthusiastic, conservation-minded people to commit to a year of service to protect Sierra natural resources and sustainable communities. During the year, SNAP members will gain skills and technical training, mentor with outstanding environmental leaders and receive an education award at the successful completion of service. Details

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